A Poor Fox Got Stuck in a Net in a Backyard Until a Rescue Group Arrived

A Poor Fox Got Stuck in a Net in a Backyard Until a Rescue Group Arrived

The gap between human residence and animal habitats has become smaller and smaller due to modernization.

Residential places are built close to areas abundant with different wild species.

It may seem dangerous, but it’s actually safe because precautions are devised. You might encounter animals, but they’ll only appear once in a while.

It’s best to leave them alone if they don’t intend to harm anyone.

Sometimes they explore places out of curiosity or when there’s a lack of food and water resources.

Do not take matters into your hands, but if you feel uncomfortable, you can contact authorities or a rescue group.

Humans aren’t the only ones who need to ensure safety and know their boundaries. Animals could also be in danger due to various human items that might kill or trap them.

Sometimes you’d see reports of an anteater stuck on an electric wire, an owl inside a garbage disposal, and much more.

If you encounter one in your area, call the nearest rescue center to you. One of the dangerous items an animal could get trapped in is a net. A fox was stuck there for four hours.


The net was attached to a tree stump, and the fox might have been tangled in it while exploring a backyard. Lawrie Brailey from Wildlife Aid shared the whole rescue operation with The Dodo.

When they arrived at the scene, the fox was startled and tried to escape on its own. Lawrie had to call for a team member that could help, because the fox was indeed a feisty creature.

It kept on struggling and only stopped when it noticed that the rescuers were trying to detach his tail and leg from the net. The team found it challenging to release the fox because the net was tightly wrapped around him.

After cutting away several knots, Wildlife Aid took the fox with them to provide treatments.

“Once back at the center, the fox was given thorough examination by our vet team. Although showing no open wounds, his back leg was starting to show signs of constriction injury,” Simon, Wildlife Aid founder, explained.

“The fox was moved into one of our pens for monitoring. As constriction injuries can take several days, if not more, to show themselves, it was important to keep an eye on his condition. Just in case!”

As soon as the fox was healed, the team brought him back to the same area, possibly close to his natural home. His foot is now functioning well, and he dashed to return to the safety of the wild. Another animal has been rescued and nurtured back to health, thanks to Wildlife Aid.

This article by Ergil Ermeno was first published by The Animal Rescue Site. Lead Image: YOUTUBE/THE DODO.

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